11 Touching Books to Boost Empathy in Teen Readers

Teens empathy books

“Empathy is often described as understanding the feelings and thoughts of other people. Basically, this skill set boils down to the ability of a person to relate or see a different point of view. Many people compare this emotional development with the ability to ‘walk in another person’s shoes.’ “Teensafe

But teens don’t start to develop a sense of empathy until they are 13-15 years old. So how can we gently, lovingly guide our teens as they navigate their own journey into young adulthood?Brightly has assembled a list of eight books that will help teens’ broaden their worldview to include others they might not otherwise think of. These books will open teens’ eyes to a perhaps different reality from their own worlds, and in the process, can possibly help our children look at people and situations with different eyes. Try the list – and enjoy them yourselves as well!